Last night’s WrestleMania 35 pay-per-view from MetLife Stadium saw Triple H defeat Batista in a No Holds Barred match. Triple H’s career was on the line.
While not announced as a career match, this looks to be Batista’s final match for WWE. He previously spoke in media interviews of wanting to return to WWE for one more run and a match with Triple H at WrestleMania.
Batista took to Twitter after WrestleMania to thank WWE fans and officially announce his retirement from the ring.
He wrote, “@WWEUniverse Thank you for letting me entertain you. I love this business and whether you cheered me or jeered me, I’m grateful for being a small part of your life. I am officially retired from sports entertainment and I am grateful for every second of my amazing journey”
You can see his full tweet below:
Batista took to Instagram later in the morning and posted a lengthier message on the retirement. He called WrestleMania 35 his story book ending.
He wrote, “To all the @wwe fans across the world that gave me the opportunity to suspend your disbelief, thank you. From the biggest part of my heart thank you for letting me entertain you. Tonight was my story book ending and I wanted to leave you with all I had to give. I’ll miss this theater of violence more than I can express in words but I am officially retiring from Sports Entertainment. I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished, I leave in great health, and without a doubt the show will go on. I had a hell of a run. Thank you for the journey”
You can see the full post below:
Source: Wrestling Inc.